Han Rule

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Did the Han rule an Effective Government In this Essay, I will be talking about why I think Han ruled an effective government. My three reasons are that they had useful farming inventions. My second one is will be about their army. My third reason will be about the government. Anyway, did you know that farmers had to make their own clothing? They also have built some invention, like the chain pump. The chain pump made it easier to move water from low irrigation ditches and canals up to the fields. Well if that wasn’t effective. They also built the wheelbarrow. The chinese wheelbarrow made had a tire in the center with goods being able to be carried on either side of the wheel. Did you know that it made it way easier for the farmers to push…show more content…
The chinese were also the first to pour iron into mold. Well with this skill, they were able to make strong iron plows. These plows were designed to push the dirt away from the row being plowed so that the soil would not pile up in front of the plows. Now this is just what the farmers had to do. Their army was also part of. Their army was very power full. They had one hundred and thirty thousand to three hundred thousand men the historians estimated. The only reason for this is that their military methods and weapons helped them expand their dynasty. They were the first ones to make iron swords which means they were the first to have them. The strength of iron allowed skilled workers to fashion longer swords. With this longer sword, the soldier could swing at the enemy from a safer distance. They also had advances in iron making which improved the strength and quality of their…show more content…
Thirdly, They adopted the centralized government, but they softened the harsh ruling style. They had many government officials to help run the vast empire. During this time, the government “functioned as a large, complex organization that functions under a given set of rules and conditions”. People that were above them in each level of bureaucracy directed people a level below them. The highest level of Han officials got to live in the capital to give the emperor advice. In my opinion, it was better to be a higher than lower level. In the lower level, you lived throughout the empire and had many responsibilities.two of these responsibilities were including overseeing the maintenance of roads and canals and to make sure that in case of famine, enough grain was produced and stored. One improvement they Han had was how their government workers were hired. They used to use the social status to determine which government officials got jobs. Now the Han base it on ability and knowledge. Once people were hired, civil servants were not allowed to serve in their home districts. The reason for this was that they wanted to prevent officials from giving special favors to friends and family. For every three years, civil servants would be either promoted or demoted depending on an evaluation of their work. Therefore, I think Han ruled an effective government for those three reasons I told you. First of all, they had many inventions that helped them gather food. Second, their army won
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